That’s Right Nate

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Bird Research Offers Hope for White Men

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As a subscriber to Current Biology, I was excited to see that the newest issue featured an amazing article called “Experimental evidence for synchronization to a musical beat in a nonhuman animal.”   The study was led by Adena Schachner, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Harvard who postulated,”Our analyses showed that these birds’ movements were more lined up with the musical beat than we’d expect by chance.”

Clearly, as you can see in the video, those birds are getting jiggy with it.  The theory is that animals that can vocalize are also the ones that are able to synchronize with a beat.  This is tremendous news for white males who in about 60-70% of all cases, are born without the ability to synchronize.   If scientists are able to determine if this is a phenomenon caused by a specific gene, they may well be able to fix this problem for many white men.

In the above clip, Ricky Gervais from the British version of the American show The Office, is shown comically demonstrating a white man’s inability to dance.  Unfortunately, this mocking often makes things even more difficult for self-concious sufferers of scynchronization difficulties.


Written by thatsrightnate

May 2, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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  1. Come on, Nate, don’t be shy! Please post a dance clip of yourself. I’m sure you can do almost as well as the cockatoo. You know, we girls like politics and all that, but we’d love to see your hot bod in movement.


    May 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

  2. Shake your booty, Nate!


    May 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm

  3. I would love to see your sweet body shaking.

    make me all hot sweaty and steamy

    Wooooooo Hooooooo!!!

    yes as you have said before “thats right nate!!!!”

    hotter than your MUM

    May 2, 2009 at 10:19 pm

  4. I don’t have a video camera, but I can definitely shake my groove thing.


    May 4, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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